MBCC runs a popular second-hand "Opportunity" Shop in the main shopping street of Mairangi Bay village.
A team of dedicated volunteers, headed by Sylvi Van der Voorst, man the shop Tuesdays to Saturdays and the profits go to fund a variety of special needs in the church and community as well as to mission (local & overseas).
Pat Cumming (shown in the photo above) is the link person between the church and the Opportunity Shop.
For a list of projects and organizations (both local & overseas) supported see below.
We are most grateful to those in other churches and in the community who support the shop, both in terms of donating items for sale and in making purchases from the shop.
OPPORTUNITY SHOP GRANTS OVER RECENT YEARS
Tandem Ministries (support of work amongst university students); Bays Youth Community Trust; Sowers Music (NZ); Mairangi Bay School; MBCC Food Bank (for individuals & families needing assistance); Rangitoto Kindergarten; Over 60’s Torbay; North Shore Hospital Chaplaincy; Waitemata Health Chaplaincy; The Christmas Card Appeal; Forest Hill Primary School; Interchurch North Shore (handling food parcel requests); NZ Coeliac Society; Small Poppies (teacher for gifted children); Rotary Club (ECB) Healing Garden, North Shore Hospital; Chinese Christian Newspaper Morning Star; Sports Grant (Rangitoto student , Sports Aerobics Championships); Uncle Eric’s Picnic Committee (for disabled children); Study Grant (student fees for Laidlaw Counselling Course) ; Travel & Study Grants; Car repair (for young immigrant couple)
PARA-CHURCH & MISSION AGENCIES & Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
OMF International; the work of Desire Stuart (working with orphans in Uganda); Jian Hua Foundation (earthquake relief in Sichuan & water project in Tibetan area of Qinghai Province in China; Bright Future - life skills programme for uni students, work with disabled children in Tianjin); RBC Ministries; KiwiLink (projects in Vanuatu); KiwiLink (education projects & AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe); KiwiLink (support of Pastor Timothy Rinopisa in Zimbabwe); Christian Churches NZ (Church Development Director Support); The Leprosy Mission; Interserve.
CHURCH PROJECTS (activities open to the community)
Alpha Course & Marriage Course (course books, etc); Grants to MBCC Building Fund (for new Church Auditorium & Community Centre); headphone sets (for Chinese & Japanese translation); Music for Kiddies; Scripture Union (devotionals for families).